THE AMERICAS: Strike in Argentina

For the first time last week the authoritarian Argentine Government of President Pedro Ramirez faced some active opposition. It came from the group which has traditionally spearheaded popular discontent: the university students.

Three weeks ago, at the Inter-American Students Conference in Santiago, Chile, the Argentine students had repudiated the Ramirez regime, called for a break with Germany. Last week they went on strike against the Government's dismissal of university professors who had signed a Pan-American solidarity manifesto. The movement rapidly spread to all but one of Argentina's six universities, included 80% of...

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